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Jennifer Lawrence says Katniss inspired pay gap comments

BERLIN (Reuters) – Actress Jennifer Lawrence said playing the reluctant warrior character Katniss Everdeen in the “Hunger Games” inspired her to speak out against the gender pay gap in the film industry. Lawrence, who criticized the disparity in pay between men and women actors in Hollywood films in an open ...

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India, Pakistan relations need to improve: Sachin Tendulkar

Batting great Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday advocated the need for improvement in relations between traditional rivals India and Pakistan, reiterating that cricket could play a role in normalising ties. Sachin said if the governments of both the countries felt a bilateral series was the “ideal way” to move forward then ...

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Yemeni forces kill dozens of Saudi troops

Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah fighters, backed by allied army units, have killed dozens of Saudi soldiers in a retaliatory attack in the southwestern Yemeni province of Ta’izz. According to a Tuesday report by Yemen’s official Saba Net news agency, Yemeni forces also seized a military base used by Saudi forces in ...

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Bangladesh stabbing attack kills police officer

Unidentified knife-wielding attackers have killed a police officer and seriously injured another near the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka. The attack took place on Wednesday at a police checkpoint in the Ashulia suburb, 30 kilometers (18 miles) north of the capital, AFP reported. “They stabbed two police constables with big knives. One of the ...

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Syria army reopens road to govt.-held parts of Aleppo: State TV

Syria’s state television says the country’s armed forces have reopened a road leading to government-controlled parts of the northern city of Aleppo. “Our army units have gained full control of the Aleppo-Khanasser-Ithriya-al-Salmiyeh road after eliminating a number of Daesh terrorists and it will be open for citizens from tomorrow morning,” ...

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China warns US against challenging its sovereignty

China has warned the United States against taking any dangerous actions that would threaten the East Asian country’s sovereignty, just more than a week after a US destroyer entered disputed waters in the South China Sea. China’s Defense Ministry, in a statement released on Wednesday, announced that Defense Minister Chang ...

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